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glass negative / photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,G.N.1680

  • Description

    Glass negative (black and white); portrait of Uanu, a young woman, standing in front of a woven plant fibre mat; partial view of house interior to the left of the woven mat; she wears a cloth wrap around her waist with a plant fibre skirt over it; she holds a fan made of woven plant material; Polynesia.
    Photographic process

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  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1889-1890
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 16.4 centimetres
    • Width: 12 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of envelope
      • Inscription Content

        LISTER 2/10
        Uanu
      • Inscription Comment

        printed ink
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of glass
      • Inscription Content

        2-10
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil on white label
  • Curator's comments

    Related images: Oc,B42 through Oc,B55 all contain Joseph Jackson Lister donation images
    Exact image: Oc,B130.36 and Oc,G.T.1882.

  • Condition

    Digital copy: saturation and levels adjusted

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1928

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,G.N.1680

  • Additional IDs

    • 2/10 (Old BM Lister glass negative series number)
Glass negative (black and white); portrait of Uanu, a young woman, standing in front of a woven plant fibre mat; partial view of house interior to the left of the woven mat; she wears a cloth wrap around her waist with a plant fibre skirt over it; she holds a fan made of woven plant material; Polynesia.
Photographic process

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